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Cargill names Brian Sikes as chief operating officer

February 28, 2021
Food & Drink

Cargill has appointed Brian Sikes as its chief operating officer (COO), a role in which he will also serve as a management director on the company’s board.

Sikes joined Cargill in 1991 and has held a number of leadership positions in the company’s protein business in North America and Europe.

In 2019, Sikes joined Cargill’s executive team, leading the company’s global protein and salt businesses.

Cargill says that under Sikes’ leadership, it has expanded its protein offerings around the world, as well as launched its BeefUp Sustainability initiative.

“Brian is always thinking about our customers and innovative solutions that will exceed their expectations today and in the future,” said David MacLennan, Cargill’s chairman and CEO.

“Equally so, he’s a people-first leader, with an unwavering commitment to health and safety, and builds diverse, inclusive teams that deliver strong results.

“This combination of a growth mindset and strength of leadership will help lead Cargill forward as we fulfil our purpose to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.”

Cargill recently acquired ProPortion Foods, a US manufacturer of meat products including portion control steaks and marinated ready-to-grill meats.

By Antonia Garrett Peel

Source: foodbev.com

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